10 DEMO HOUR
14 WHAT ARE YOU READING?
16 HOW WAS IT MADE?
18 DAY IN THE LAB
1. The Kinetic
Stor y teller
The Kinetic Storyteller is a playful environment for social interaction
consisting of a pair of swings next to each other. As each participant
swings on the structure, they are connected to a data stream of the
networked landscape around them, specifically the social media
banter of Twitter. With each kinetic swing rotation, new messages
tagged with specific hashtags are presented on three large screens
situated in front and to the sides of the participants. Here, the
social interaction of swinging not only reveals new data but also
generates different narratives based on the selected hashtag.
Participants’ interaction with the swings materializes the data
moving invisibly through their immediate spaces through play.
Bech, T. The Kinetic Storyteller 2016.
Leonardo 49, 4 (Aug. 2016), 354–355.
Tine Bech, Tine Bech Studio
We are constantly surrounded by networks, information, and
data. Whether they consist of electromagnetic frequencies
or physical wired connections, networks are every where,
consuming and permeating our offices, homes, schools, and
public indoor and outdoor spaces. The SIGGRAPH 2016 Art
Gallery, Data Materialities, exposes this plethora of data and
transforms it into tangible incarnations that not only showcase
the data’s complexity, but also allow us to relate to it on a human
scale. By injecting humor and kinetic energy into exposing these
data platforms, the gallery makes light of them and presents
them on a grand scale to reveal their ubiquity.
Jonah Brucker-Cohen, SIGGRAPH 2016 Art Gallery Chair